Tools required for Terrazzo flooring are:
- WOODEN MALLET:- Usually used to knock wooden pieces together, or to drive chisels into stone.
- Chisel : A chisel is a tool with a cutting edge on its end, for carving or cutting a hard material such as stone or metal).
- Wire brush or trowel: A steel tool with a flat surface that is used to smoothen a concrete surface and also to clean the surface from dust and other particles.You can also use wire brush which has bristles of wire.
- Machine for grinding: The machine with grit stones (thick revolving disc )used for grinding, sharpening and polishing the floor surface.
- Namdah block (pad of woolen cloth): It is used for polishing the floor surface to provide proper shine to the floor.
Standard size of tiles in terrazzo tile flooring
Tolerance on length and breadth of Terrazzo tiles should be above or below one mm
Terrazzo flooring (marble chips flooring) should be 40mm thick into panels of size 1.2m x 1.2m, rubbed and polished to granular finish
Raw materials recommended for terrazzo tile flooring--Terrazzo tiles ,Cement, Lime Putty
The quantity of cement should be around 4.4 Kg
Preparation for base:- It is one of the most important steps to satisfy the tile installation. Sub flooring should be good in structure, solid, smooth, flat and free of oily or waxy layers.
If any tile is not in perfect square shape, it will spoil the entire flooring.
Make sure that the floor to be tiled is solid, hard and leveled.
Where the use of machine for grinding is not executable as in lavatories, skirting etc., rubbing and polishing should be done by hand.
Base concrete on which the tiles are to be laid should be cleaned, wet and wiped.
The finished floor should not sound hollow when tapped with a wooden hammer
The floor gets harder when it is kept wet
There is an endless variety of colors available for terrazzo tile flooring
Whether proper cement concrete under layer is provided in cement concrete flooring
Recommended proportion of cement, concrete of bedding mortar for terrazzo tiles flooring
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